Blogs & Op-eds

November 13, 2017
A 10 percent reduction in travel times along British road networks increased the number of new firms and jobs surrounding these new networks by 3 to 4 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 13, 2017
What could Republicans do to increase the chances of passing a good bill? They could focus principally on reforming the corporate tax code.
November 12, 2017
Democrats have made “cracking down on corporate monopolies” a key part of their plan for shared prosperity. But much of the case for more vigorous antitrust enforcement falls apart on close inspection.
November 10, 2017
Everyone agrees the current tax system needs reform—it’s too complex, contains too many distortions, and harms the nation’s competitiveness. Unfortunately, the effort now underway in Congress is not going very well. This is largely because the current drafts in the House and Senate are built on faulty assumptions about how taxes affect economic growth.
November 9, 2017
Fearmongers say robots are coming to destroy our jobs, and the solution is to slow them down with taxes. But that’s wrong on both counts.
November 9, 2017
In the home stretch of the FCC’s third attempt at a net neutrality regime, federal preemption of state-level net neutrality laws has emerged as a key issue. The FCC should make clear that broadband policy is made at the national, not state, level.
November 9, 2017
Republicans are neglecting those aspects of tax reform that are most closely linked to the investment and innovation that promotes growth – including the research and development tax credit.
November 8, 2017
While the president called for a massive advertising campaign in the style of the “Just Say No” campaign, he did not announce any new funding for those on the frontlines, leaving entities such as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with little room to move.
November 6, 2017
The average technology-based Italian businesses located in a science park cluster produced 5 additional patents when compared to a similar business not located in a science park, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 6, 2017
Mobile providers are itching to build new infrastructure to support small cells, or tiny towers necessary for advanced communications networks. But some cities, like San Jose, aren’t exactly rolling out the red carpet.

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